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Pay-per-view: Comparing addenda reveals OPPS changes beyond the narrative

APCs Insider, September 19, 2014

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In the 2015 OPPS proposed rule narrative text, CMS tells us it is proposing to conditionally package ancillary services that have a geometric mean cost of less than or equal to $100 (with exceptions including preventive service, counseling/psychiatry, and drug administration services).
 
To many, including me, the first thought that comes to mind when we see CMS' use of the phrase "ancillary services" is services currently assigned a status indicator X.
 
Continue reading OPPS Advisor: Comparing addenda reveals OPPS changes beyond the narrative on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the September issue.



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